Saturday, May 12, 2018

Called to Be Saints - 1 Corinthians 13 – Love - the Greatest

What Love Determines 13:1-3
          Unless prompted by love,
eloquent proclamation,
prophetic prowess,
flawless spiritual insight,
exhaustive knowledge,
total, mountain-moving faith, and even
100% sacrifice of goods and life,
          benefit me nothing whatsoever.
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What Love Is and Does 13:4-7
1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
What Love Outlasts 13:8-12
Prophecies, tongues, special knowledge. 13:1-3
Special gifts and tools for the church’s infancy.
Until God’s revealed truth would be “perfected.”
With Scripture completed, there would be no need for more “bits and pieces.”
When the church was firmly established, the childish things (prophecy, tongues) would go.
Like scaffolding, training wheels, and braces.
If tongues continued today, so would revelation.
What About Tongues, Prophecy, and Miracles Today?
For a fuller response to this question:
What Love Surpasses 13:13
How are faith, hope, and love connected?
Three “sisters:” 1 Thess 1:3
Why is love the greatest of the three?
Where there is love, faith and hope always result.
In heaven,
                   faith will become sight,
                   and hope will become reality,
                   but love will be what it’s always been:
                   the greatest of them all.

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